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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
'brien? >> commissioner ortiz-cartagena notified me that he will be joining us shortly. >> commissioner white? >> here. >> commissioner rock-n-lock? commissioner riley. >> approval of the minutes, documents draft, january 13th, due to revisions that were being made we do not have them available and we request a continuance to the next meeting. >> i move a continuance to the next meeting. >> i second. >> and all in favor? >> aye. >> aye. >> next item? >> commissioners, item three is general public comment, this allows the members of the public to comment in matters of the commission in the purview and suggestion for the future consideration, do we have any members of the general public here who would like to make a comment on items that are not on tonight's agenda? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. next? >> item four, discussion and possible action to make recommendations on the board of supervisors, on board of supervisors file no, 130042, planning code, medical service use, sacramento neighborhood commercial district. commissioners in the binder is the file number along with the legislative d
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Feb 15, 2013 9:00am PST
more information on where we can reside if there is going to be a ban completely exile us out of the city, but now that i am hearing what is going on that the programs are trying to find places for us i will try to find out a little bit more. i appreciate you guys doing what you can, but having a ban -- i know it's more of industrial vehicles that are being a problem than rv's, but i know a lot of the homeless people they recycle and some people don't clean up after themselves. they leave big messes and i think us being in rv's we try to contain our habitation. we have our bathroom for sanitation reasons. there is no really -- you know what? this is an idea for you guys to have more bathrooms or like out houses in some areas -- >> thank you. >> for sanitary reasons -- >> thank you. >> because a lot of the businesses won't allow to you walk in. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> [inaudible] >> thank you. thank you. >> hello. my name is isaac and i just have a couple of things that are on my mind. i was just wondering why -- okay. so the city is trying to fix the hom
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Feb 14, 2013 9:30pm PST
indicator we use is the annual revenues that has been hoover over 4 percent. the bigger story is we've got one account that repeals half of the out standing amount and once we're able to resolve that the delinquent rate will drop. now predictably we lost money in the industrial space storage facilities and parking lot this was due to the america's cup project as well as the displacement where the crews ship term is being built. we need the city to rehe bureaus us dues to some complications has not generated revenue for us however, we're expecting a revenue reimburse time. a lot of those costs have been offset by parking lot meter funds >> good afternoon commissioner this is marilyn i'm from the medical examiner division financial analysts. on the maritime does the revenue is up by 21.4 percent. and it's from two sectors cargo. and by construction projects. and a one time shift from payment from the economy and taxes increase. on ship repair activity is up assault of drudging the basin completed in 2011 it allows bigger ships to come into the yard for bigger projects. port wide revenue is
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Feb 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
that the ringing of and use of pagers and cell phones are prohibited at this meeting. please be advised the chair may order the person to be roechd from this meeting for using those advised. the public has up to 3 minutes on each agenda item. >> good afternoon, members of the public thank you for joining us today, i have a short report. the first is to mention publically that the fish man's chapel is going to be open to the public an select days at select times on monldz and friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. historically it's been by appointment only it's meant to be a transcribe button to the fishermen who have been lost at sea and to the pedicab who have contributed to our place. we get a lot of out of town visits and by pure open hours it will be open to the public expect on mondays and fridays for holidays. the chapel is looking for volunteers so if you are wanting to volunteer please let us know. also speaking of fish man's waver our women jackie douglas has been inducted into the hall of fame. and to be a candidate for induction you have to inspire thousands of california i can't underst
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Feb 15, 2013 2:00am PST
for the rate payers. there's no cost difference between what shell has given us for the no-power price and what we would be able to do with our own hetchy power during the january to june runoff, firmed up, plus the market power rates. and, so, that was one key finding. in addition to that -- >> sorry, i just want to understand that. there was no price difference? >> there was no -- there was no significant projected savings. and, in fact, it came out once we firmed it, the firming costs and the shaping costs was about a dollar -- about a penny-43. while we started out with hetchy power being affordable, by the time you formed and shaped it, it was very close to what shell was giving us as a market price for the no power or market power. >> so, why, why wouldn't we go this way? >> it's a policy choice. one of the policy choices would be if we choose to go this way, which is a right answer, it does, however, then tie up 30 megawatts that you average generation that you wouldn't be able to sell to hunters point shipyard phase 2, or park merced, or transbay tower, or some other higher revenue payi
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Feb 15, 2013 2:30am PST
are we looking at? you'll be able to chart out a much better synopsis using the in-depth numbers out of the survey. thank you. >> the pollsters are making a lot of money on it. >>> correct. >> the other question i have, however, is before we get to mr. brooks is, who is in charge -- who is overseeing the pollster here, you are? >> yes, together with agm ellis' staff. >> are they doing focus groups? >> focus group efforts were done previously. >> what town? >> what we're doing now is city-wide survey poll. >> there are so many recent complications and so much new information that i think it would be helpful at some point to get some focus group information in terms of what -- ms. ellis is nodding yes? >> [inaudible]. yes. >> so, you talked about doing the focus group and you intend to do some focus group? >> right, with particular customer segments and in particular with the low end customer segment. * groups >> right. i think you'll find, you'll find some very relevant answers. >> yes. we're also anticipating that -- [multiple voices] >> a good group to do focus group work with as o
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, hocfarmersmarket.org. >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you $35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do you think? >> i think i am going to need more. perhaps you can have all you wa
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Feb 15, 2013 10:00am PST
arab program was announced in the tjpa filed an application to pursue funding that would allow us to include that construction in phase one. and it was based on that pending application that in june of 2009, the tjpa board authorized us to direct pelly clark pelly as they moved into the development phase to assume that the rail levels would be constructed in the first phase in preparing the design development documents. and in january of 2010, we were notified of the award of 400 million under the program to allow us to construct the rail levels in phase one and it was a significant benefit to the program to allow us to mid gate both the risks of phase one, and face two construction of the transit center. to provide a rail-ready transit center to improve the ground floor design of the transit center by providing program space below grade where we could locate a number of utility and back of house programs freing up the ground level to more publicly, public programs and retail programs. and it also by funding the first phase of construction, allowed it more time for the land sale m
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Feb 15, 2013 10:30am PST
of practice and documents, honestly the design team is essentially obligated to use as well as the rva team has come into existence, why? why do they continue to evolve? that is simple. they keep current. and we all know that we have ages around the world who we pay the tax dollars for to collect information. >> protective design strategies are enhanced and we need to learn from lessons, what structural engineers and what architects have done on projects to make them safer? you heard him say that in 08 and 09 we were in a conceptual phase and into a schemeatic phase in 2009 and ten. and as the design has emerged so has the information and intelligence and opportunity for the building and protective design standpoint. there are many other guidelines other than the ones that i mentioned, which get updated almost every year and i listed some of them there, and the building infrastructure and the criteria for creation of buildings without counter terrorism and federal management documents 426 and 452, these are like the tax code, but if you read them and you are obligated to, they outline the p
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Feb 14, 2013 10:30pm PST
plan will be. >> once they understand what their use is that will drive the kind of repair they want to make. changes and use also triggers seismic code. it could kick a cost into a need. additionally there's some piers that the seismic work may not be done that maybe triggered by code >> i guess i was getting more into the weeds in terms of when we start a project is there too months to get a sense or is it two or 3 months to get an idea of when we sort of figure out when this will be. >> almost any structure is going to trigger seismic but it is going to be a certain weight and then how much of seismic is going to be triggered and what does that mean and what does that cost. that third step is the hardest it happened with pier one. almost invariable when we change use we have changes but the codes may not have been met. it's very if i but we want to know if that's going to be triggered or not >> do we get 6 months to a year to start figuring out the allocations that's what i want to know how far in advance will we need to make the adjustment. >> it is designed not to trigger se
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Feb 15, 2013 3:30pm PST
on this area. it's a new feature. there are no design standards for bicycle facilities, but we can use the ada as well as the draft policy right-of-way accessibility guidelines to develop some accessibility building blocks that make sense. some of the questions that have come up during the discussion is if you have a barrier or a buffer zone that separates a bicycle lane from a parked car then what should be the minimum width of the barrier or buffer zone so where a person with disaiktd has room to exit their car and travel to the corner crosswalk? another question is where do you put the blue zones, white zones, when have this type of facility? how do you fit para-transit boarding into the design and what does the bus stop look like with this different traffic and needs intersecting? so to further that process the mta is hosting a workshop on monday february 25. they're going to be using the second street project as a working model to help us start to work with the community on some of those details, and our office as well as the dpw ada coordinate ors and provide assistance and it
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Feb 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
always use for hope advocating for that and to that end we are advocating very hard. to your point also not being able to get on with the maritime. oftentimes it's the peapron. whether it's a public works project we are building those and we know there's demand. to that end i want to deliver the point that pier 17 was rebuilt and now the south side of 15 so those will be coming online >> obviously we're trying to figure out the next step. it sound we've got some new issues and i would ask that it's going to be sort of your new forecast. do you think when you come back next time are you going to have the rate of the issues of financing are we going to find ourselves with double financing issues >> i think we've got everything studied and we've got a rapid - we've got a very good handle on our port out lines including the yellow and red tags. the red tags could collapse we're going to increase our inspections. we would retag them and move on them to get the full facilities assessed. we're going to go back and look at those every 6 months or so and is if there's any imminent collapsing t
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Feb 15, 2013 12:00am PST
hope we're going back to blue and this was just a one-time thing. the last time we used yellow for the cover was when the commission sat in 1988 to consider the sales tax plan for transportation and it was a special color that we used just for that occasion because normally we use blue. >> i'm looking forward to red for valentine's day. >>> we already use pink for the minutes. >> we ran out of blue. >>> okay, and blue is very important to this agency, so, you know. >> i'm learning every day what's important to this agency. >>> interest you go. >> use red for the budget. >>> yes, the budget we don't want to be. my other comment was related to employee conduct. there was an article in yesterday's paper about employee conduct that's inappropriate and that staff is taking that very seriously. i believe that is true. i believe with an agency this big spread over as many counties that we are that it is entirely possible that people occasionally do the wrong thing. but i know that things are taken very seriously in hr and elsewhere within the organization where something is found, it
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
francisco will give us a opportunity with case management and we are midfiscal year but we are making a push for the stabilization beds and it's reality and if we say we're going to do something that we vtd ability to do it and there are not four or five stabilization beds vacant and we realize it's a population that is larger so with that if it's appropriate -- i did want to respond to some of the testimony and simply say if community meetings are going to happen i think it would be great to reach out to the coalition and see if the coalition would sponsor one with the mta. i think that would be helpful and people in the vehicles are not getting emails or letters from neighborhood associations and i think it's a good opportunity if the coalition is willing and certainly the resources we're providing in terms of stabilization beds, in terms of storage meet some of the standards that the coalition would like it's important to have their involvement and i recognize they're trusted by individuals not participated in the system so to speak and frustrated and not liked what they were offered pre
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
getting to a place where we can get the maximum amount of community benefit we need. this gets us to a place we have 51% renewable generation in the city. that is amazing. we should look at that and wow how they doing that and still competitive with pg&e rates? and i think it's different from the enabling legislation for the contract it's hard to wrap our heads around t i was happy to hear ms. miller to come up with solutions and look at other things and this is a larger program and looking at others to come up with a solution is a great idea but i would like to hear more things like that from lafco. i think it's the role of the agency to serve as the positive, to move the paths between complicated and sometimes opposite opinions and i know it's challenging and we need to rely on puc for experts on the program but there is value what we're paying local power to do and i think it's a way to get beyond the arguments this is just doubling the rates. this say program for people that can afford to pay the premium cost. the work is innovative and i am start to appreciate looking at
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Feb 15, 2013 3:30am PST
that all of you will encourage any parents who you feel would be good candidates to apply and contact us to apply and join for the pac. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> all right, we are now on item f, public comment on consent items. i have three speaker cards. willie ratcliff, robert woods and oscar james. you have two minutes each. please approach the mic. >> my name is willie radcliff and i am the general manager who works with developers. and my comment is that that is a no beard contract that is trying to go through here. it has to be bided under the design built and it specifically states that there must be a bid, an original bid. this is not an rfp put out just checked all of the records. and this is completely fraudulent to move in that direction is to say that you can just do a request for qualifications and just skip the bid. some of those outfits could have bided lower. although, you are breaking the law in trying to do this and the community is really upset not just in this point but the same thing happened out here in western addition that we are not benefiting from an
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Feb 15, 2013 6:30am PST
. commissioners? >> i also think that the proximity limit is going to be just as useful as the total ban. i sympathize in terms of, we need to, you know, think about daytime use, and that balance, and if there is an overwhelming amount of night-time businesses only. we do need to have a balance that helps keep it lively during the daytime also. also, in terms of cus, you know, let's face it, we just don't have any enforcement. you know, we are just under budgeted and we just don't have it. so, i would agree with my other commissioners that a proximity ban would be appropriate and a less let's droconian and would i think, achieve that balance. >> commissioner riley? >> yes, i agree. and i think that the objective is to make sure that we provide the opportunity for other businesses coming in to the proximity controls would be able to accomplish that. once you pass the ban, i assume that it would take a long time and a lot of process in order to lift the ban. is that right? >> i also heard the legislative aid right there that they are willing to go back and also talk to the planning department
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Feb 15, 2013 8:30am PST
streets but it gives us an additional tool to address the issues related to over night parking of large vehicles on a focused location specific basis. these -- some of these locations have resulted in some negative impacts from parking over night vehicles -- over night large sized vehicles and that's what we're attempting to address. i also want to refresh your memory. we did a sampling of the neighborhoods in the city prior to the legislation being considered and over 450 type of vehicles that far in this classification we found that 42% of them were motor homes but more importantly over 50% of them consist of trucks and buss and trailers so this legislation will also capture those types of vehicles and it's very important because i think a lot of our -- the concerns that we received from the neighborhoods were for those vehicles being warehoused on the city streets, and from our survey we also found those vehicles that are out on the street that we sample 60% of them actually were registered with san francisco addresses, and of those only 20% are within 1/4 mile of where they're reg
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Feb 15, 2013 9:30am PST
realize what is going on. so it is a memborial trying to get us to interpret history and look to the past. they have always been about lacking at the past so we proceed forward and maybe don't commit the same mistakes. >> morning and welcome to the transbay joint powers authority for the board of directors for thursday, february 14th. prior to taking role. ortiz may be late. >> metcalf. present. >> ortiz. >> present. >> kim. >> sartipi. >> kim >> here. >> and are there any communications. >> not that i am aware of. >> any new or old business from the brord of directors, seeing none we will move on to the executive director's report. >> good morning, everyone, first i want to have good news, all three butress have been poured and i want to thank everyone who has worked six days, you know, a week, nights and weekends and all sorts of inclement weather. all floors are done, secondly i want to acknowledge and thank the carpenters for highlighting us in the january edition of the magazine. they have a really nice article in there about the transbay project and the importance of lab
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Feb 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
are always open for ideas. if you say "hey this residence could use a senior and disability university or the survival school please let us know. the housing collaborative i'm not going to say anything about because one of the board members karen is going to talk about that and computer classes. we have a wonderful lab -- how many do we have now? i want to say about 10 or 12 computers. we have three classes but people really learn at their own pace and what is amazing with our class and people come in and there is instruction and how to turn on the computer and not be squared to touch it and people can go as far as they want and people come regularly into the lab when there is not a class going on and they're typing in microsoft word. we had someone fighting an eviction with the land landlord there or use email and facebook and get to know other people and that is another one of our programs. we have a monthly general meeting we call it and everyone is welcome to come to that. we always meet on the second thursday of each month and from 10 to 12. we meet at the unitarian church
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Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
at it. also i want to ask everyone to share refreshments with us in our break out room and you have the opportunity to talk to the admiral personally. i will be very brief on my remarks. much of mine have been covered. we are planning -- doing a lot of planning for the world series. we want to make sure that we create a parade and event after we win the world series that it's safe and enjoyable for the public, and so we had a meeting earlier this week and we will have a meeting once we clinch to plan the parade with all the public safety representatives. we really have great representation from everyone. right now today urban shield is starting. it's the largest exercise i think in the united states or one of them. over 3500 law enforcement officers from the bay area are involved. it's a 48 hour full scale exercise and there is more in the report if you want to read about it. there was a fire at the portal and we pulled together officials and talk about response efforts and what we needed to do and we were able to quickly hand over the role for office of small business but i t
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Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
this is doing. implementing vetting processes for using the data to evaluate the reasonableness of the bonds. to continue working with 311 to make sure the calls are appropriately routed to the whistle blower program so we get the calls to the program so we can keep the whistle blower program working well, and making sure we publicize the availability of the whistle blower program to all of the employees working for the city so that we can again make sure that we have people who are free from fear who feel they can use the program and they know it exist disps they're educated to what it means to use the whistle blower program. so what do we see in the future of our committee? well, one of the things we will have a report for you that will show the community engagement best practices, the results of that study, and also the design review best practices project, and we hope that will help to develop recommendations to the relevant stakeholders and of course that would include the supervisors when they're looking over the various projects they're considering doing with general obligation bond
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
seen first-hand are this creative use here it is a mobile show room and it is adapable to the configurations depending on the needs. this evening, they have configured it to be a mobile art gallery a collection from a local artist and brought it out to the event to try to support that artist getting outside of his traditional area, which i believe was in the richmond? and elsewhere, at that same event, i can see a line up here of a variety of different mobile retailers, most of them are clothing boutiques there is one specialty animal supplies and a mobile, personal stylist and you can go in there and they will help you redo your look or what you have. it runs the whole gamut already with the limited number of businesss that we have identified. so, as we work through this, the office of small business is taking the lead, we tried to jump out front and prevent any particular department from crafting regulations, you know, that did not necessarily take into account interest of small businesses. so we see this, as an exciting concept. something that could be beneficial for
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Feb 15, 2013 8:00am PST
proposition c was passed which requires us also to review and provide input for the city services auditor and also the whistle blower program. we have nine appointed members, and they're appointed -- over here on the left hand side are the names of the members. we have the vice chair john [inaudible] in the audience. some of us are appointed by board of supervisors, one by the mayor, and one by the civil grand jury and two by the controller and in my case i will be leaving the citizen's general obligation bond oversight committee shortly and i would urge another small business person if possible. my particular role is being active in a business organization. i think it would be great to have another small business person that comes into this role. so some of the things that we did this year we changed the frequency of our meetings from four times a year to six times a year, and we did that because we felt we didn't have enough time to address the bonds. i believe it's up over $2 billion in bonds which is a lot of money and a lot of responsibility and we thought more frequent meeting
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Feb 15, 2013 12:30pm PST
of us object strongly to the pagoda palace location. really promised it would be presented to the chinatown option, option number 2 apparently was never presented to you or it was presented to you with the built-in instructions how to vote. i would like to say the chinatown option explore the extraction boring machines. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> gregory geiber followed by lance carnes. >> good afternoon. >>> good afternoon. thank you for allowing me to talk. i'm relatively new to san francisco. i went to school here. i spent my life in new york city and know how long a subway project can take from start to completion. when i arrived in new york city in the '70s, the subway was being planned. i hope to get there sometime before i eventually die and it might be completed. these things take a long time. when people favor the pagoda theater, it seemed to be an a versus b assumption. there were no alternative to the chinatown that it seemed to be you want union street or you want the pagoda theater. with little consideration being given to other alternati
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
dependent upon inviting thousands more people here to enjoy our resources here in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do as a great international city. all of you have a very distinct role in all of this and it's my pleasure to begin telling you how proud i am and the months of september and particularly october have all been full of great events, and numerous events, and sometimes on schedules that while we had mentally took note they would be on the similar weekends, we were of course needing to really communicate with each other, and make sure we did all the things in the background that no one ever sees and talks to each other to make sure things happen smoothly, and i want to give big kudos to ed risin and all the others in transportation and advising people to take public transportation and emphasize that in all of our major international and worldwide and world seize of events that happened in the city. >> >> whether it's america's cup or fleet week or some incredible music on the bluegrass side of the city as well as just neighborhood events that we co
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Feb 15, 2013 5:30am PST
. there is a long history of the use of guidelines, the guidelines have finally been not to akin to regulations but some sort of hybrid with lesser transparency requirements so the senator is trying to impose more transparency and i think that the language that he is using this year will find acceptance with the ctc and i think that this measure would probably move forward and we want to be in a position to monitor it and watch and move to a different position, should the circumstances change. senators, desonya introduced 142 and related to transit districts they have not provided any information as to who the sponsor with the ultimate goal is to this. at this point it would not be prudent to assume that it is negative or possibly positive. so we have recommended a watch and another measure introduced sca 11 that deals with voter thresholds we recommended a watch does does apply indirectly to transportation but also across the board to all government taxes it will reduce the voter thresholds from two-thirds to 55 percent. as i indicated it would apply not only to transportation but other kinds
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
that we have the memo before us. >> why don't we get through as much of 7 as we can. we do have a hard stop, i believe by noon. so, if we get passed a certain point i may stop this presentation and move on to the action items, 9 and 10 so we could at least pass those out of this board. why don't we continue from item number 7 as is. so i believe that mr. beck. >> why don't we get a motion. >> do we have a motion and a second? >> a motion and a second. >> and we will take a roll call vote. >> continuing item 8 to march and closed session to march. >> with that. director lloyd? >> aye. >> metcalf. >> aye. >> reiskin >>ite. >> ortiz. >> aye. kim >> aye. >> and so we will continue the downtown rail extension and closed session to march and go ahead and continue back to item seven. >> thank you. >> why don't we continue, mr. beck is coming up to go over, >> thank you very much. >> i don't know if you have any questions on the rva. >> i do but i am going to wait to hear the cost. >> okay. great. >> on the rva, he described the effort that went into the rva and the attention that was paid to
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Feb 15, 2013 1:30am PST
buildings where it reduces the amount of energy use which reduce our loss. so, we're looking at balancing that versus go solar which you give rebates to private citizens. so, these are all the things that we're considering we need to talk with all stakeholders. >> what is the deadline to sunset on solar deductions? >> on the go solar sf program, it's currently concludes in 2018. >> i know you said 2018 for this program. i was referring to the state program in terms of -- >> there isn't a deadline for the california solar incentive. >> i thought -- so it's still in existence? >> it's still in existence. the dollar amount available ratchets down over time, but i don't believe it's projected to go to zero. >> okay. but pretty close? >> yeah. >> all right. commissioner vietor? >> i would be interested, since we are in the thick of the clean power sf conversations, to hear more specifically how this go solar program could be tied to go solar customers -- i mean, to clean power sf customers. and also some thoughts around kind of the marketing and framing and if that could be something that woul
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Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
for joining us on quick bites. how do you feel? >> i feel great. >> so i want to get to the bottom of some very burning questions. why cookies? >> it was a recommendation from a friend. hard to believe that's how it all started. >> why not pies and cakes? what do you have against pies and cakes, anthony. >> i have nothing against pies and cakes. however, that was the recommendation. >> you were on the road to be an account apblt. >> actually, an engineer. >> even better. and it led to making cookies. >> in delicious ways. >> delicious ways. >> this is where the magic goes down and we're going to be getting to the truth behind cookies and cream. >> this is what is behind cookies and cream. >> where were you when the idea came to your mind. >> i was in my apartment eating ice cream, cookies and cream ice cream. how much fun, cookies and cream cookies. their cookies and cream is not even -- it took a lot of time, a lot of fun. >> a lot of butter. >> a lot, a lot, a lot. but it was one of those things. all right, now behold. you know what that is? >> what is that? >> cookies and cream.
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Feb 15, 2013 11:30am PST
, it was done by the u.s. security team and done by dbs and a whole slew of other consultants. we don't have the funding to bring in yet a third reviewer, but what we can do is we can be presented this to our funding partners and to the fra and the fta and happy to bring you any comments that they may have. we have many third party reviewers looking at this at the request of the fire department for example. as the director mentioned we brought this number down and just to give you a perspective. we were upwards in security and other costs and we are down to 164.5. and the rva item is down from 64 million to 56 million that is what the recommendation of going to a metal skin. we went from the gt ceiling making it metal ceiling making it safer and we recommend going to a glass skin to a metal skin which will be lovely as well and we will show you the rendering. we have just about cut as much as we could possibly cut but do think that it is important to present the information that kim requested and we will do that at the next meeting. we are also, i want to director director metcalf's comment.
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Feb 15, 2013 1:30pm PST
secured -- >> i'm sorry to interrupt. everything you're telling us is extremely important but you're speaking a little faster than the captioner can keep pace with. >> i'm sorry . that's my new york upbringing. well, if i don't -- generally i'm respective. i didn't see a timer there so i will sloaz down if that is okay. supervisor kim authored this and i think it's powerful because our office met with the coalition and met with advocacy groups and with city departments and we added a million dollars to the shelter system. this was the first time in years the mayor didn't submit a budget with cuts to this agency and credit to the mayor and the good times coming economically to the city and more slowly that we would like and in addition to that adding a million dollars to the shelter system was will absolutely essential because we have lost a lot of the case management. we lost those positions able to help people become independent, have access to permanent housing and we had difficulties with basic functions of safety and cleanliness in the shelters so this was a big improve
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Feb 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
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Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
through in the last few days, there is a chart that wasn't with us today that -- there was a memo that we got from l. wine rob saying we take issue with these three numbers. my question back to him was, what are your three numbers that go with that? his answer was, i don't know. * we need to focus on what those numbers are, that if we agree on numbers, let's check them off and say, okay, that one is done. if there are numbers we don't agree on, it is a quantitative exercise. you can get there. even if you don't like each other. this is fine, folk. it works. so, i would just encourage that we focus on the objective. we get the concept. there is the old marketing thing about you bought the concept, now you have to buy the jeans. we're into buying the jeans phase. we got the concept. we need to be focused on objective analysis here and i think we can do that. and i think we'll all be better off if that was the focus. >> just one last thing. i just wanted to also say that as part of the survey, we are going to ask the question about local build out. are you willing to pay more for local build
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Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
of good information there. i would encourage you to check it out and give us your feedback. and in the spirit of the acknowledgment that you made, mr. chair, of acknowledging the great work of staff, i'm happy to start out my report with special recognition awards for a small number of those staff that we want to honor today. so, first i'd like to ask our cfo ms. bose to come forward with lauren [speaker not understood]. lauren is a principal administrative analyst on the sf park team. she's been a member of that team since november 2009. she has led the planning implementation of difficult and complex parking policy efforts including policies related to city and sfmta employee parking as well as various neighborhood parking management proposals, all of which have been very popular. her general responsibilities include acting as project manager for on street parking pricing policy and implementation which is really at the core of sf park. she is the coordinator for the neighborhood parking management proposals, including all the technical work and outreach. and let me just
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Feb 14, 2013 4:30pm PST
of the scope of the work that some of the lafco staff can do so at the time some of the language that was used was more restrictive so we simply will introduce language that provides more flexibility in that and that's consistent with the direction that we have been going, and not only focusing on cca but other issues under the purview of the lafco so i will introduce that resolution and will be asking some of my colleagues on the board for their co-sponsorship. >> okay. very good. do we have public comment on the executive committee report -- executive officer's report -- i think we did so we will go to the next item general public comment. >> item eight is public comment. >> okay. seeing -- we do have a comment from the public. >> i am sorry. before i kind of wrapped up before i mentioned this is a really short presentation. i know al gave the summary of the business model but if you haven't seen the report from local power and look through it and even the graphs are work looking at it and the job estimates. >> can i have that copy? >> yes, you can. >> thank you. >> okay. and now we wi
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Feb 15, 2013 12:30am PST
as quickly as possible. so, please keep us informed on what's happening. >> absolutely. >> thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. any other questions on this item? other commission business, item number 6? there being none, now we go to the long awaited report of the general manager. >> well, first i would like to recognize a very close friend of mine, a person who calls me in the morning or late at night to give me heads up about what's going on in the community. [laughter] >> and she's -- i've been knowing her for a very long time and she's been very instrumental in my life. i would like to call up dr. espinola jackson up here. (applause) >> she recently had a birthday party at her second home, the southeast community center, and it was hundreds of people there, several hundred because people -- she had it from 3:00 to 8:00. i brought the whole family. we had an opportunity to take a photo op with her, and i will be selling that on ebay. [laughter] >> but it was amazing program. it was well attended. it gave me opportunity to connect with a lot of people i haven't seen in a long ti
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
a terrific job. >> thank you, commissioner mendoza, i think that you speak for all of us. roll, call, please? >> thank you. >> ly. >> yes. >> wong? >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> haney. >> yes. >> maufus. >> yes. >> mendoza >> yes. >> murase. >> yes. >> and norton. >> seven ayes. >> great. item m, discussion of other educational issues there are none tonight it them one, consent calendar removed from the previous meeting and there are none tonight, item 0, vote on the consent calendar, roll call please. >> thank you. >> miss ly. >> yes. >> miss wong? >> yes. >> miss fewer in >> yes. >> mr. haney. >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes abstain on k7. >> thank you. >> miss mendoza. >> yes, except on items 3 and 7. k3 and k7 because they are. >> and nay on 3 and 7. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> miss wynns? >> aye. >> and miss norton. >> yes, >> thank you, everything is adopted. >> item p, consent calendar resolutions severed for board decision and immediate action. we had one tonight, item f10. >> miss wynns. >> he was asking me if i aid problem with this and why i wanted to pull it. i just wanted to note th
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
for taking time out it talk to us about what you do and the love with which you do it. we appreciate your time here on quick bites. i hope you've enjoyed our delicious tale of defendant 93 and dessert. as for me, my search is over. those reviews did not lie. in fact, i'm thinking of one of my very own. some things you just have it experience for yourself. to learn more about anthony's cookies, visit him on the web at anthoniescookies.com. if you want to watch some of our other episodes at sfquickbites/tumbler.com. see good morning, everyone, and welcome to the regular meeting of the transportation authority committee. to my left we have commissioner chiu, norman yee and chu. and i would like to thank you eric for being the clerk of the board and also like to thanks charles and jesse e for the sfgtv broadcasting of this meeting. are there any announcements? noe. no announcements. >> item number two, approvele minutes of the january 15th, meeting this is an action item. >> are there any changes to the minutes? >> okay. there is a motion to approve. is there a second? >> without object
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Feb 15, 2013 1:00am PST
like to thank from the controller's office, we have with us today jennifer de sota, if i could have her stand. she will be working on your recently adopted assurance policy. i want to thank the controller's office. jennifer here as well, to hear your direct comments and hear your direct feedback that you may have. in your packet, our budget summaries, our capital budget, all of our financial plan and capital plan updates, what we're doing over the next 24 months as you hear every two weeks when you're in this meeting, and then how we're keeping rates affordable for our rate payers in particular. the key changes and updates here is that the budget was already approved by you and board of supervisors and the mayor's office. it was approved as a two-year budget. so, there's only small adjustments needed effective july 1st. our focus has been with direction from the general manager to keep rates as affordable as possible and, so, we've done that in the water department by rolling through the successful bond results that mr. jensen mentioned with the early repayment by the wholesale customer
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Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
are use drugs and alcohol are inherently incapable of being responsible people and i want to make sure you are dispelling that in some ways when you put together these programs and not all people that drink do it to excess and they can still manage lives quite well. i know that there's an organization in the city called the drug users union which is trying to communicate and educate the public that not people that use drugs are bad and drugs are not all bad and drinking alcohol and there is a difference in the statements, so if that could somewhat -- >> sure. i would love to go on the record from that. first of all from a important -- personal experience i grew up in new york and my grandmother was billy holiday and was on trial for an arrest and at that time you couldn't perform in a night club without this and she couldn't work and she grew up a block from me and she was -- actually 93rd street. i'm sorry. i was a baby. and she came to our house everyday and my dad coauthored "lady sings the blues" and i say that because my god mother was addicted to heroin. i was around talented
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Feb 15, 2013 7:30am PST
on this matter of which then they apprise the mayor's office and the mayor's office will keep us apprised and so we will provide you updates when we have them. and, then, the affordable care act, so at our last meeting, i mentioned that i was attending a briefing with tangerine bring am from the department of public health. and so it turns out that there are some funding, there is small pot of funding that is available to do out reach and education. there is a short turn around time to do, or to put together a grant proposal. and so, we are having some discussions about what that looks like in terms of out reach to our small business and exactly what small business populations we will be targeting. because we do have small businesses that are sole proprieter and they fall in that pool to mandate to purchase their own health insurance and we have a small business that has a workforce that may qualify for medicare or medicaid and a partially insurance plan under covered california and covered california is the exchange program, so how do we do out reach education, let businesses know, and individu
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Feb 14, 2013 7:30pm PST
important, so supervisor i was just wondering if you could tell us about for folks that find themselves in this situation that they maybe you know living in vehicles that are covered -- i mean what are the things we would like them to know and to do? one gentleman i think rightly noted we see the signs that tell us we can't do certain things but the things that we can do. >> so the fliers have the 24 number for the hot team. jason is very forth coming with the cell phone number so jason's number is eight five zero 7413. and i think those are the best routes. the hope office as well. certainly we're working closely with jason and his team so anyone can contacted us. we're in room 18 of city hall so if someone is living in a vehicle they could come to room 18 in city hall or contact me, so we welcome the opportunity to make a connection, understand what people's circumstances are, and how we can work with them, and i think we're going to try and take an individual approach as we can with each situation and see what we can do. >> okay. thank you. thank you supervisor. i appreciate i
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Feb 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
be patient with us. >> yes councilmembers. we do have a winner and that is adele wilson. [applause] >> yes. we did have a winner. thank you very much. okay. let's move on with agenda item -- oh we have to go back. i forgot. i am new at this. please forgive me. i will get better as i go on. thank you guys very much. thank you to everyone here who voted, and i hope that i do you proud. thank you. next we have information team number seven, seniors and disability action empowering and organizing people with disabilities by jessica. jessica could you please say your last name? i don't want to mess it up. thank you. >> can you hear me from here? >> yes. >> my last name is lehman. jessica lehman. thank you. hello councilmembers. thank you so much for having us here today and congratulations to our new chair. >> thank you very much. >> okay. let me know if the sound is okay. is that close enough? okay. great. so i understand we have about 10 minutes. is that right? >> yes. >> okay. i'm going to try to take about just five minutes of our time because we have two board members he
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